REQUIRED COVID 19 TESTING PROTOCOLS for RESIDENTIAL AND COMMUTING STUDENTS prior to returning to campus for Spring 2021
We are excited to welcome students to campus in January! Follow these steps and please do not procrastinate. We want to make sure you have timely access to your residence hall, campus services, and classes.
Receive COVID-19 Clearance from Student Health Services
This is your very first step upon arriving on campus. Clearance must happen before you check into a residence hall, access campus services, or attend class.
To receive clearance, you must:
1-Provide Medical Documentation
If you are new to FSU or have not already done so, provide medical documentation (immunizations, health history, and physical exam) to Student Health Services prior to January 13. Email your documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax your documents securely to (910) 672-1366. Please call (910) 672-1259 if you have questions.
2-Receive a negative COVID test result
There are two options:
- Visit an off-site provider/location and have a COVID 19 test within 72 hours of your arrival on campus. Bring a printed copy of your negative test results to campus.
- Obtain a COVID 19 Rapid test from Student Health Services on the day of your move-in appointment or prior to accessing campus. You will have your results after 15 minutes.
3-Make an appointment for a Clearance Screening
Clearance Screenings will take place on January 20th - 23th, and then on January 25th, from 9am to 4pm in the Rudolph Jones Student Center. Clearance Screenings during January 26-29 will occur at the Student Health Services Spaulding BLDG from 9am-4pm.
If you are a residential student, then the screening is your first step of your move-in appointment. Please arrive to the Rudolph Jones Student Center at least 45-60 minutes before your scheduled move-in appointment.
If you are a commuter student, then call (910) 672-1259 to schedule your appointment, which will also be at the Rudolph Jones Student Center January 20th -23th and January 25th.If you are arriving after January 25th, then please call Student Health Services to schedule your clearance/screening appointment. These appointments will be held at the clinic.
Before Arriving on Campus
We recommend students self-quarantine for 14 days prior to arriving on campus. If you test positive in the two weeks PRIOR to arriving on campus, follow CDC guidelines and isolate for 10 days prior to coming to campus. Contact Student Health Services at (910) 672-1259 to make an appointment for your Clearance Screening and to confirm when you can return to campus.
Testing Positive Upon Arriving on Campus
Students who test positive upon arrival to campus will be given the option to return home or to move into an isolation hall until they pass a Clearance Screening. COVID positive students will not be allowed to move into their residence hall or visit campus facilities.